CBD Massage: Four Calming Benefits

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Within the past few years, CBD’s popularity has exploded with an overwhelming range of CBD-related products. No matter where you go, you’re likely to hear about CBD and its uses. CBD is now in massage oils, body lotions, tinctures, and even gummies at grocery stores.

However, many of us don’t know what CBD is, how it’s made, how it works, or even the potential benefits of using it during a massage. Keep reading to understand more about it and learn about the surprising benefits of utilizing CBD in your wellness massages.

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Mindfulness and Massage

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Many people associate getting a massage with emptying your mind to enjoy a total state of relaxation. Emptying one’s mind is not always as easy as it sounds, though, even when experiencing a relaxing massage.

Why is that?

Your mind simply isn’t designed to be empty. If you try to think about absolutely nothing, you are likely to experience all sorts of random thoughts that aren’t conducive to relaxation at all.

However if you practice mindfulness during your massage, you are likely to enjoy a much more therapeutic experience.

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Self-Care During Covid: 4 Easy Take-Aways

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Remote work. Social distancing. Virtual learning for kids out of school. Things are pretty topsy-turvy and stressful right now. It makes it hard to even think about self-care. But even the CDC, aka the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, says that “now is the best time to carve out some ‘me’ time” to help you cope with life during a pandemic.

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What is a Gua Sha Facial?

While the concept of the gua sha facial has blossomed in terms of popularity over the last couple of years, the tools at the heart of this practice have been at work for centuries.

Gua sha (pronounced “gwah shah”) is a treatment that uses a flat jade stone that is lightly grazed over your skin. It’s derived from traditional Chinese medicine. It is similar to acupuncture in that it’s rooted in the idea of promoting qi, the flow and balance of the body’s energy.

Some potential gua sha facial benefits include:

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What is a Deep Tissue Massage?

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Massage is an art form, and like any art form, there are different branches.

Painting has its realists and cubists, poetry has sonnets, haikus and limericks and the massage world has Swedish, sports, maternity and deep tissue massage.

It’s one of the most popular and beneficial types of massage. In this blog post, we’ll explore how deep tissue massages work and how they can make you feel better.

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Sinus Relief and Other Health Benefits of Getting a Facial

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When you picture yourself getting a facial, you might think of it as simply a luxury. Something indulgent, a treat for yourself when you have some extra spending money.

But there’s a practical side to getting a facial as well. It’s not simply about looking better but feeling better. Here are six health benefits you can realize from getting a facial.

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Summer Skin Care Safety Tips

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After a long, grey winter, there’s nothing like stepping outside on a 70-degree day and feeling the sun on your face.

Then the weather warms up and the sun stops feeling as welcoming. Being outside gets to be hard on you and hard on your skin.

But it doesn’t have to feel that way. Here are a few summer skin care safety tips to help you keep your skin happy and healthy this year.

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Why a Couple’s Massage Makes a Great Valentine’s Day Gift

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Valentine’s Day is almost here and you’re not sure what to get. You could go the traditional flowers/candy/jewelry/cologne route, but that’s been done before.

This year, why not give a gift that’s something you can both enjoy? We’re talking about the couple’s massage. Philadelphia residents who feel stuck on what to get this February 14 can read on to discover the benefits of scheduling a massage for you and your partner.

It will relieve stress

Like a lot of people, you deal with stress. Stress from work. From your family. From your relationship. Who knows, you might even feel stressed by the idea of your first couple’s massage. Philadelphia is filled with people just like you.

But don’t worry. A massage is designed to make you – and your partner – feel less stressed. Maybe it’s just the fact that you can relax for an hour or so, or the hands-on (quite literally) attention or a mix of the two. Either way, you and your SO will leave feeling much more relaxed.

You can live in the present

Work. Kids. The House. Money. Your relationship. There are lots of things in every couple’s life that keeps them tethered in the past or worrying about the future.

But with a massage, you and your partner will be able to stop and focus on the here and now. Even when you’re done with the massage, you’ll be able to appreciate living in the present, with your partner.

You’ll get time away together

When you first got together, the idea of a weekend away by yourselves didn’t seem so far-fetched. But after a while, life got in the way.

We can’t tell you that a Philadelphia couple’s massage is the same as a weekend at a ski cabin or at the shore, but it is a little getaway that can leave you and your partner feeling refreshed.

A couple’s massage will improve your chemistry

We don’t mean the “chemistry” that all good couples have. A massage releases a chemical known as oxytocin, also known as the “love hormone.” It unleashes feelings of love and trust and can help strengthen your bond with your significant other.

It’s a new experience

Maybe you’re a fan of massage. Maybe your husband/wife/boyfriend/girlfriend gets a massage each month and raves about them. With a couple’s massage, Philadelphia couples can share this new experience together.

It relieves pain and improves flexibility

People who deal with chronic pain have turned to massage to relieve their aches. A massage can ease things like arthritic pain or help you recover from an injury.

A massage also opens your blood vessels, providing more oxygen and nutrients to your muscles and repels toxins. It also lets you get the most out of your workouts and helps prevent sports injuries.

All this adds up to you and your significant other living longer and healthier lives. And that’s a gift for both of you.

Thinking about celebrating this Valentine’s Day with a couples massage? Philadelphia’s Body Restoration is here to help.

Our couples massage options include Swedish, sports, aromatherapy and deep tissue massages at 60, 75 or 90-minute sessions. Contact us today to learn more about our couples massage packages. We look forward to helping you and your significant other feel relaxed and restored.

How to Cope with Stress During the Holidays

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It’s something we hear all the time when clients come in for a pre-holiday massage.

Us: All ready for the holidays?

Them: Ugh! I wish!

For a time of year that’s ostensibly about celebration and feelings of good will, the stretch between Thanksgiving and the New Year can feel awful demanding. We need to shop, cook, clean, travel, socialize and welcome guests, all while still handling day-to-day life.

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Aromatherapy Benefits: How Plant Oils Can Help You Heal

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The next time you walk out of an aromatherapy appointment feeling refreshed, take a moment to thank a man named Avicenna.

Avicenna was a Persian physician, astronomer and thinker whose 11th-century work, The Canon of Medicine, served as the standard medical text well into the 1600s. He’s also credited with developing the distillation methods used in modern aromatherapy.

But how did aromatherapy come about? We’ll answer that question below and discuss some aromatherapy benefits in the process.

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